Alex Martin DDS Blog
January 7, 2017
You take a cool drink of ice water and immediately feel a shooting pain radiate throughout your entire jaw. You give it a moment to stop, but you can practically hear your tooth throbbing. You’re disoriented by the pain, you don’t know what to do. Should you call 911? Do they take care of toothaches? What should you do to get immediate relief? Don’t go to the emergency room; this is the kind of situation where you should call your emergency dentist in Scottsdale. (more…)
December 4, 2016
In the next few weeks, you are going to start popping up in a lot of photographs. Between your office party, Christmas parties, and New Year’s, your face is going to appear frequently in dozens of pictures. When everyone sees them, what is going to be the first thing that they notice? Will it be your beautiful smile? Don’t think it’s possible? Your cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale, Dr. Alex Martin, can give you a new smile for the New Year.
November 16, 2016
Who will serve as your cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale? It’s an important question and takes some thought and research to arrive at the right answer for your smile. Dr. Alex Martin provides many aesthetic treatments that enhance healthy smiles so people feel youthful and confident. Could he help change your teeth and gums for a beautiful, refreshed look?
October 28, 2016
$100 billion is an astronomical number, but the scale becomes even more apparent when you consider what you can buy with it. You could buy a round trip to the moon for you and 149 of your closest friends, or over 130 Airbus A380s (the largest passenger airplane the world). You could even buy the Chicago Cubs…100 times over. $100 billion is a tremendous amount of money, and it’s amazing that amount is lost each year by Americans with dental insurance. (more…)
September 22, 2016
The landscape in Arizona has a rare combination of qualities. It can be both sparse and beautiful. Wide expanses of territory show little signs of life outside of the scant bushes, occasionally broken up by a towering cactus. You can feel the buzz of life around you in the lizards and insects, but you can only see the signs they leave behind. Unfortunately, when it comes to your teeth, sparse never means beautiful. It’s been a while since you’ve been able to flash a full smile because your teeth, what are left of them, desperately need repair. You don’t even know if it’s possible. Dr. Martin, a dentist in Scottsdale, knows he can help rebuild your smile, no matter what condition it is in. (more…)
June 14, 2013
Life moves faster than it ever has. As a result, many of us are more stressed now than ever before. For some, that stress comes from the pressure to always stay connected. For others, it may come from finances. Regardless of where it comes from, though, it can affect your wellbeing, including your oral health.
That’s because when you become stressed, it becomes more difficult for the body to regular inflammation. In and of itself, inflammation isn’t a bad thing—in fact, it is part of the immune response. When it works as it should, it can be beneficial. But when it gets out of control, it can become a weapon the body uses against itself. And one of the targets it uses it against just so happens to be your smile, as the ADG reported last year.
What this means for patients of Dr. Martin is that managing stress is important. Just as important are regular visits and a great at-home routine. We recommended seeing us every six month, plus a routine that includes brushing twice a day, flossing at least once, and rinsing with a fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash.
Ready to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Martin and his Scottsdale team? Call us today. We provide care for patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, and beyond.
June 1, 2013
It may seem like your oral and overall health occupy different spheres, but they don’t. In fact, one aspect of your health impacts your oral health in a way you might never had considered—we’re talking about the body’s hormone levels.
Changes in the body’s hormone levels can increase a patient’s vulnerability to gum disease, which is one of the most common oral health conditions out there. Women are especially at risk due to the changes that occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
But those aren’t the only times in life when a woman is more vulnerable. There’s also an increased risk for women taking birth control or who are about to begin their next period.
So what does this mean Dr. Martin’s Scottsdale patients?
It means that regular dental appointments and a good brushing and flossing routine are essential. So is sticking to a balanced diet low in sugar and starchy foods. What’s more, if you’re pregnant or taking birth control, it’s a good idea to let Dr. Martin and his Scottsdale dental team know.
Is it time for you to schedule your next regular checkup and professional cleaning? Call our Scottsdale dental office today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Martin. We serve patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills.
May 8, 2013
In our last post, we talked about teeth whitening, one of the most popular cosmetic services currently available. With teeth whitening, it’s easy to radically transform the appearance of your teeth and improve your confidence. But what if you want a smile that’s both whiter and straighter. For that Dr. Alex Martin offers porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are made from thin but high-quality pieces of dental porcelain. They’re applied to the front of teeth to hide flaws like cracks, chips, misalignment, and more. On top of this, they’re customizable. During the planning stage of your treatment, Dr. Martin will design veneers that will match the shape and color of your existing smile. The only difference will be that your teeth will look straight and beautiful.
With your finished veneers in place, you can look forward to enjoying the same boost in confidence you would feel with a naturally beautiful smile. And because porcelain resembles the appearance of real teeth so closely, no one but you and Dr. Martin will ever have to know about the work you’ve had done.
Do you want to know more about porcelain veneers? Call Dr. Martin today to reserve a consultation appointment. During your consultation, we can talk to you about all of your treatment options, including porcelain veneers. We can also answer any questions you might have. We’re proud to serve patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, and beyond.
April 25, 2013
A white smile can help you face the world with a strong sense of confidence. But keeping teeth white isn’t easy. Everyday drinks like coffee, tea, soda, or red wine contribute to staining. Other things, like tobacco products, aging, and even some medications, also contribute. All of which is why Dr. Alex Martin offers teeth whitening at his Scottsdale dental office.
With professional teeth whitening, patients can dramatically whiten their teeth in just a single appointment. What’s more, with in-office and take-home options, patients can see their white smile last well beyond their initial treatment. Imagine living with a smile close to 10 shades brighter than the one you have now.
How would that change the way you live? Would you share your smile more instead of hiding it? Would you feel more confident around strangers or co-workers? Any of these are possible. And depending on the changes you make to your life, others may see you differently as well. They may see you as more confident, more attractive, or more intelligent.
Do you want to know how your life might be different with a whiter smile? Finding out starts with a call to Dr. Martin’s Scottsdale dental office. During a visit, we can talk to you about the teeth whitening process and answer any questions you might have. We can also talk to you about our other cosmetic services and help you decide which is most right for you.
We serve patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, and beyond.
April 9, 2013
As the weather outside gets warmer, you can look forward to spending more time outdoors with friends and family. To prepare for that, why not enhance your smile with one or cosmetic dentistry services. At Dr. Martin’s Scottsdale dental office, we offer many of today’s best cosmetic dentistry services to help patients create the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted.
Our cosmetic dentistry services include:
Using one or more of these services, we can help our Scottsdale-area patients straighten misaligned teeth, overcome yellowing or stains, and even hide flaws like chipped or cracked teeth. What’s more, we can combine services to give you an even more comprehensive smile makeover that gives you exactly the results you’ve been dreaming of.
But which services are right for you?
That’s something we can determine with a simple consultation visit at our Scottsdale office. During your consultation, Dr. Martin will complete a thorough oral exam and talk to you about your needs and wants. We can also explain how each service works and begin putting together a personalized treatment plan that will help you.
Are you ready to get started on your spring or summertime smile makeover? Call Dr. Martin’s dental office today. We serve patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, and beyond.